French MPs poised to recognise Palestine

December 2, 2014 10:54 AM

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French lawmakers were poised Tuesday to recognise Palestine as a state, following similar moves in Britain and Spain that reflect growing European frustration with the stalled Middle East peace process.

The highly symbolic vote in the lower house National Assembly is not binding on French government policy but is likely to spark fury in Israel, whose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned it would be a "grave mistake."

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